Nigeria rail transport gets boost as Buhari launches 10 more coaches


The Nigeria government will “vigorously” pursue rail development in the country to link all major commercial and production centres by rail for rapid social economic development and national integration, president Muhammadu Buhari has said.

Global debt level hits $233 trillion record high in Q3 of 2017

Global debt levels soared to a record high of $233 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF). It however noted that robust economic growth meant debt-to-GDP ratios were declining.


Coutinho set to join Barcelona for 120 million euros

MADRID - Barcelona and Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle for Philippe Coutinho to move to the Spanish giants for 120 million euros ($144 million) with add-ons worth another 40 million euros, a report said Saturday.

Swaziland confirm entry in Africa Continental Road Championship


Swaziland national cycling team have become the second team after hosts Rwanda to confirm their participation in the forthcoming Africa Continental Road Championships that will take place from February 13-18 in Kigali.

Singer Bahati on how brush with death shaped his career

HE had a close brush with death in 1998, when a bus he was travelling in was ambushed by armed bandits in the north-western district of Rubavu.

Roots Reggae live concert is back


The first edition of live reggae concert dubbed ‘Roots Reggae’ took place at the Kacyiru-based Inema Art Gallery on December 28.

Inside Kacyiru Skate Park; a hub of child empowerment


THE lush greenery and serene neighbourhood creates the ideal conditions to take a stroll and meditate without any distraction. But as I walk closer to an open park, deafening noise from children cuts short the quietness.

10 sure ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions

At the start of another year, many of us gather up our willpower for a brand new set of New Year’s resolutions.

A glimmer of hope for Rwandan domestic workers


After dropping out of school in primary six, 18-year-old Assoumpta Tuyikunde struggled to find means of survival. With her limited skills, the options were close to zero and she ended up as a housemaid.

Women need to unlearn every patriarchal lie, says Irakoze


As far as dreams go, Judicaelle Irakoze hopes that every woman discovers her potential. The 23-year-old runs ‘Abigaelle Closet’, a fashion house that is also used as a platform to empower women, and she has also set up a number of other organisations advocating for women and the youth to...

As we applaud China's ivory ban, let us visit Mutware the elephant


Many Rwandans will be familiar with Mutware (chief), the ageing patriarch elephant at Akagera National Park. He miraculously survived the loss of his tusks at the hands of poachers in 1994 as the battle raged to liberate the country from the genocidaires.

Robert Barro's tax-reform advocacy: A response

Robert Barro is a serious and careful economist, but he makes errors in modeling the actual provisions of the Republican tax plan, and he chooses parameters that distort his conclusions substantially upward. Instead of using his insights to defend and promote the GOP tax legislation, Barro should have helped to...

Editorial Cartoon


The Government is in the process of privatising the Nyabihu District-based potato processing plant amid tight market and low production capacity.


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Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Education sector in 2018: Stakeholders outline expectations


At the start of every New Year, people have a lot of expectations for better outcomes across sectors. Education being a pivotal sector in shaping the country’s development agenda requires priority and better strategies and reforms to deliver on this noble goal.

Why learners should set personal goals

The holiday is a few weeks to the close and most students have already started preparing to go back to school for the first term. The new academic year means that most of them will be moving to the next class, depending on the curriculum at their school.

Radisson Blu Hotel brings Christmas to former street kids


To spread the holiday cheer, Radisson Blu Hotel last week hosted a luncheon for over 120 children from Centre Cyprien et Daphrose Rugamba, Mai Childhood Academy popularly known as ‘Kwa Gisimba’ orphanage and Nyamirambo Women Centre.

New Year must-have goals for every student


The New Year is a great time to reflect on the changes you want to or need to make. As a student look at ways to improve yourself, set goals and work hard towards achieving them.